From the moment Ginny stepped through the door in the c.1810 gem on West Lake Road, she was totally in love. She had finally found the traditional old farmhouse of her dreams! It was also a dream of hers to have her own bed & breakfast, and with Howard’s spacial mind and understanding of all things structural, Mary’s Meadow on West Lake Road opened the door to her first guests in the autumn of 2011. It was a sound decision as Cazenovia is a charming little Central New York town, and people needed warm and personal accommodations.
With the purchase of their 2nd, bed & breakfast on Rippleton Road in 2015, Mary’s Meadow at Fernwood Farm was born.
Running two businesses for 3 years was wonderful but exhausting. After much prayer and discussion with their family, Mary’s Meadow went on the Zillow real estate market and was in contract only 20 days later. The new owners understood that there were reservations to fulfill throughout the summer months and agreed to a longer than usual contract.
The weekend of September 20th, 2019 was the final weekend that the West Lake Road property hosted guests with Ginny & Howard. Many thanks to Maureen & John, Claudette & Carl, Catherine & David and Peta & Pierre for their sweet and thoughtful words to make that final weekend meaningful and full of memories.
The West Lake Road property will henceforth be known as Taylor House 1810 (taylorhouse1810.com). A new vision and bed & breakfast experience will be a treat for guests from the new owners/innkeepers, Amy & Eric Smith.
Mary’s Meadow at Fernwood Farm on Rippleton Road in Cazenovia will continue the service, traditions and accommodations that Ginny & Howard have become known for. Visit their new web-site at: www.fernwoodfarmbb.com or call 315-815-4125 for more information. (The phone number remains the same!).